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Lenton Brae Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

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This is one of the best sem savs to come out of the Margaret River, and one of the most consistant in quality. It has won a stack of medals over it's 26-years, and this one carries some gold bling from the Margaret River Wine Show. Aromas of bright tropical fruits and fresh grass adorn the nose, together with some lemon zest. The palate is vibrant and minerally, with gooseberry and passionfruit flavours, poised, brisk acidity, and a dry, lingering finish. Bring on the seafood!

Winemaker's Notes

With this release, Lenton Brae celebrates 26 consecutive vintages of Semillon Sauvignon Blanc and can justifiably claim to be one of Margaret River’s leading exponents of this popular wine style.

This years blend is 56% Semillon 44% Sauvignon Blanc. The Sauvignon Blanc contributes aromatic elements with the Semillon providing the weight and depth of flavour on the palate. We encourage consumption within the first 2 years of vintage, though under appropriate cellaring conditions, the wine will soften and develop the honeyed, toasty characters of bottle age.

Since 1996, the Lenton Brae Margaret River Semillon Sauvignon has been awarded 7 trophies and 11 gold medals at regional, state and national competitions.

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Lenton Brae Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; this wine is often more reserved in its youth, but here is full to the brim with citrus from the semillon and a cascade of tropical fruits from the sauvignon blanc, passionfruit, lychee and guava to the fore. Great now, but will age well.
To 2017
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
95
Ray Jordan (2011 Vintage) says
Quite a robust fleshy blended wine that marks the 25th vintage of this classic Margaret River style. Heaps of intense ripe flavours burst from the glass with a soft fine acid which you might expect from this vintage. Has a lip smacking finish with a fresh crunchiness. It is largely a 50/50 blend with a small amount of barrel fermented fruit in new French oak. It's a very drinkable wine.
The West Australian Wine Guide 2012
94
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Pale straw-green; a proven maker of this blend, and the wine does not disappoint, even if most of the action is on the palate, which is filled with herb, guava and passionfruit before tightening up on the minerally/citrus finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
94
Ray Jordan (2010 Vintage) says
Another superb example of this style from Lenton Brae. This is an unbelievably powerful and intense on the palate after an attack on the nose of similar intensity. It's balanced with beautiful fruit supported by that fine lingering acid. A cracker for longer term cellaring.
Ray Jordan's 2011 WA Wine Guide 2011
94
Ray Jordan (2009 Vintage) says
This is consistently one o the best blended whites in Margaret River. Not surprising since they were a pioneer of the style down there. This one is rich and intense right through to a powerful finish. The lifted aromatics of sav blanc float effortlessly above the intensity and power of the semillon. A beautifully balanced wine.
Ray Jordan's 2010 WA Wine Guide 2010
94
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
A pungent, aromatic bouquet with grassy /herbal semillon to the fore; an attack carried forward on the long and precisely focused palate, with gentle tropical fruits buttressed by lemony acidity. GoldWA Wine Show '08.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
95
Ray Jordan (2008 Vintage) says
One of the pioneers of this style in Margaret River. There have been some good'uns over the years but few have been better than this combination of power and finesse. A wine with structure and palate intensity that flows through effortlessly to a long finish. Great to drink now but will cellar for a number of years.
Ray Jordan's 2009 WA Wine Guide 2009
94

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